Commercial

  • Now covere Juhu to Lonavala in 30 minutes by commercial sea-plane 3 days ago

    The Juhu-Lonavala commercial sea-plane service was launched on Monday. The first flight took off from Juhu beach in Mumbai. Now cover the 82-km long journey from Mumbai to Lonavala in just 30 minutes. ...
  • Juhu-Lonavala sea plane service scheduled to be launched today 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Juhu-Lonavala commercial sea-plane service is scheduled to be launched on Monday. The state government is looking at it as a step to boost tourism in Maharashtra. The first flight will take off around 11 am from Juhu beach in Mumbai and will land at the Pawana dam near Lonavala. The...
  • Jet Airways appoints Sivakumar as chief commercial officer July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Private airline Jet Airways on Friday appointed its senior vice president Raj Sivakumar as chief commercial officer with immediate effect, besides appointing Rajeev Nambiar as vice president for sales (domestic market). In addition, Jet Airways has also approved the appointment of Martin Drew as vice president for cargo, a statement...
  • IAF scrambles fighter jets as Turkish plane sparks alert July 13, 2014

    The Indian Air Force on Sunday scrambled fighter planes from air base here after two commercial passenger aircraft sought to enter Indian territory from Pakistan side using similar identification codes, sparking a security alert. Two MiG-21 fighter aircraft were sent from Jodhpur air base to investigate a Turkish Airlines plane over Jaisalmer on Sunday morning when...
  • Watch: The 26 award winning commercials from across the world that won the Grand Prix and gold Lion awards at Cannes June 25, 2014

    The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity recently announced the winners of the best commercials in the year 2013-14. The jury awarded two Film Grand Prix. In the TV/Cinema category, Adam&EveDDB London, UK, took the Grand Prix for the Harvey Nichols ad 'Sorry I Spent it on Myself', while in...
  • Chhattisgarh authorities discover Rs 20 crore tax fraud June 24, 2014

    The Commercial Tax Department of Chhattisgarh has ordered registration of FIR against 32 firms for evading altogether Rs 20 crore of tax by issuing bogus bills. These firms, most of them just shell-companies, submitted bogus bills for the amount totalling Rs 400 crore, said Secretary of Commercial Tax Department RS Vishwakarma. Tax-payer...
  • NTPC invites bids for 1,320-MW Khargone project June 8, 2014

    Country's largest power producer NTPC has invited bids for construction of the 1,320-MW Khargone thermal project, estimated to cost Rs 7,000 crore. Bids have been sought for EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) package for the Khargone super thermal power plant coming up in Madhya Pradesh. The plant would have two units, each...
  • Strip clubs offer Justin Bieber USD 1m to do TV commercials May 20, 2014

    New York: Pop sensation Justin Bieber has been offered USD 1 million to front a strip club chain's TV ads. The offer came from the Hustler Clubs, headed by world-famous pornographer Larry Flynt, which were planning a nationwide campaign to get men to stop "outsourcing visits to strip clubs", reported the...
  • Kush Sinha directs sister Sonakshi for TV commercial February 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha's son Kush has directed actress-sister Sonakshi for a TV commercial. Kush, who has previously assisted likes of Sanjay Leela Bhansali on 'Saawariya' and Abhinav Kashyap on 'Besharam' and 'Dabanng', has recently taken on the mantle to shoot a new ad film with Sonkashi, 26. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on Congress over its ad commercials ahead of polls February 9, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes a jibe at the Congress over the slew of advertisements the party has released ahead of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Coal-using petha units shut down in Agra for flouting environmental norms February 1, 2014

    A dozen petha-making units in this city of the Taj were shut down late Friday after they were found to be flouting environmental norms, district authorities said on Saturday. Last week Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar visited the area and advised the petha (a sweet) unit owners to shift outside the city...
  • Surat: Fire breaks out in commercial buidling, 4 dies January 29, 2014

    Four persons were asphyxiated to death and three others injured when a fire broke out in a commercial building in Surat on Wednesday, a fire official said. The blaze erupted on the ground floor of the four-storey building on Amroli-Sayan Road where an embroidery factory was operating, divisional fire officer...
  • Dekh Le: Men who shamelessly ogle at women must watch this December 19, 2013

    Whether they are in a bus/train, on roads or at a plush eating joint, women can never feel safe. Men ogle, whistle, pass derogatory remarks and do virtually everything to harass their female counterparts. In a bid to spread the message about women empowerment, Whistling Woods International has come up...
  • Gone Viral: Pantene's new commercial condemns gender stereotypes November 30, 2013

    There is no denying the fact that television commercials have often been used to reinforce gender stereotypes that exist in our society. While many feel these advertisements are safe, there are those who condemn such commercials for sending out a wrong message to the masses. Pantene Philippines' new commercial, which...
  • Tanishq commercial: Has the crusader overwhelmed the salesman? November 16, 2013

    It's landmark stuff alright! A bride is getting dressed in wedding finery and walking towards the wedding area with a little girl. As the couple begin their 'saat pheres', the little girl, excited and restless, indicates she wants to join them. The lady endeavours to shshhh her, feeling slightly self-conscious...
  • 17-year-old set to be the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft September 30, 2013

    Srinagar: Seventeen-year-old Ayesha Aziz has become an inspiration for many teenagers as she is set to become the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft. For Ayesha, who comes from Baramullah in Kashmir, she says sky is the limit. The 17-year-old has already clocked 30 hours of flying and needs...
  • RBI to issue inflation-indexed savings certificates September 4, 2013

    The Reserve Bank of India will issue inflation-indexed savings certificates which will be linked to Consumer Price Index (CPI) by November 2013 as a means to protect households against inflation. Governnor Raghuram Rajan announced this on Wednesday, saying the need of the hour is to protect households from inflation. He also announced...
  • Govt to auction unused transport land soon for commercial use August 29, 2013

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government has decided to auction unused land of the transport department in the metropolis for commercial use. "Unused land within all transport depots under KMC Ward No 1 to 100 will be put on auction soon for commercial use," Banerjee said...
  • KKR given time to pay tax for IPL matches played at Ranchi August 8, 2013

    The Jamshedpur Urban Circle Commercial Tax Department has granted the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) three weeks time to pay entertainment tax for two IPL matches played at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi in May 2012. "We have asked them to pay the tax as well as the interest accrued...
  • NASA pushing to keep 'space taxi' competition going August 1, 2013

    Florida: NASA is pressing ahead with a program to fly its astronauts on commercial spaceships despite budget uncertainties that threaten to undermine a heated competition for its business. Since 2010, when the US space agency begin partnering with private companies interested in developing space taxis, and May 2014, when the...
  • Govt will liberalise FDI policy to raise more funds: Chidambaram July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Faced with sliding rupee, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the government will further liberalise the FDI policy and encourage the public sector undertakings to raise funds from overseas markets. Addressing media on completion of one year as Finance Minister, he exuded confidence that economy would...
  • Actresses not just pretty faces anymore: Chitrangada July 27, 2013

    Mumbai: The role of actresses has evolved a great deal in the Indian film industry, believes Chitrangada Singh, who says they've come a long way from being just "pretty faces on screen" once upon a time. "Indian cinema has really evolved in the recent years and the role of actresses as...
  • ICPA accuses Air India of arbitrarily altering A320 operating norms July 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian Commercial Pilots Association has sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister citing concerns over a procedure change in Air India. Air India has changed the flight operating procedures for narrow-body A320 aircraft stating that the acceleration altitudes should be brought down. The pilots say that Air India did...
  • SBI to raise $500-$600 million in offshore borrowing April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: State Bank of India plans to raise $500-$600 million worth of offshore external commercial borrowings in three to four months time, a senior executive said on Tuesday. India's largest lender priced a five-year, $1 billion bond issue with a coupon of 3.25 per cent last week, generating interest of more...
  • HC rules in favour of BEST in MTNL tariff case April 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has upheld the decision of a power distribution company categorising telephone exchanges of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) as 'commercial consumer' for the purpose of charging tariff. MTNL had filed a petition challenging the decision of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) to change...
  • Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma team up again for TV commercial April 2, 2013

    We last saw them together in Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Matru Ki Bijali Ka Mandola, and now Imran khan and Anushka Sharma have teamed up again for a TV commercial. ...
  • Snapshot: OMG! Is that Ranbir Kapoor in dental braces and glasses? March 30, 2013

    Ranbir Kapoor dons a very different look in the upcoming Pepsi IPL commercial. The actor shocked many when he stepped out of his vanity van recently for the shoot of Pepsi's IPL campaign at Filmcity in Mumbai. In the upcoming commercial, Ranbir plays a simple working class man who wears...
  • Vidya Balan lets her hair down during TV commercial shoot March 16, 2013

    Actor and newly wed Vidya Balan had some fun during her shoot for a television commercial. ...
  • Walsh to join Melbourne cricket club on Bermuda tour March 9, 2013

    Hamilton (Bermuda): Former West Indies cricketer Courtney Walsh and Robert Samuels will accompany Melbourne Cricket Club on a short tour of Bermuda next month. They are due to arrive in Bermuda April 10 and will play two Twenty20 matches against Commercial Cricket League side Jamaican Association and hosts Somerset Cricket...